Business & Finance

Weekly Fuel Price Watch

By ECT Staff Published: September 26th, 2014

Here is the weekly update for key fuel prices that affect rural electric cooperatives. In some cases, these represent averages across the country or in particular regions, and might differ from local market prices.  (Source: Energy Information Administration)

Coal Futures (Powder River Basin; near month contract)

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Week ending September 19: $10.91 per short ton
One month ago: $11.10 per short ton
One year ago: N/A

Natural Gas Spot Market (Henry Hub)

Week ending September 22: $3.88 per million Btu
One month ago: $3.94 per million Btu
One year ago: $3.66 per million Btu

U.S. Crude Oil Spot Prices (West Texas Intermediate)

Week ending September 22: $91.46 per barrel
One month ago: $95.39 per barrel
One year ago: $103.62 per barrel

On-Highway Diesel Prices

Week ending September 22: $3.78 per gallon
One month ago: $3.82 per gallon
One year ago: $3.95 per gallon

Retail Gasoline Prices (Regular)

Week ending September 22: $3.35 per gallon
One month ago: $3.45 per gallon
One year ago: $3.50 per gallon

Residential Propane Prices (October-March only)

Week ending March 17: $3.08 per gallon
One month ago: $3.64 per gallon
One year ago: $2.31 per gallon


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